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Ross Stores Announces Quarterly Dividend

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ross Stores Announces Quarterly Dividend18:00 EDT Wednesday, August 17, 2011PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $.22 per common share, payable on September 30, 2011 to stockholders of record as of September 2, 2011.Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with fiscal 2010 revenues of $7.9 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross"), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,013 locations in 27 states and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices. The Company also operates 78 dd's DISCOUNTS® in six states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices. Additional information is available at www.rossstores.com.Contact:John G. CallSenior Vice President,Chief Financial Officer(925) 965-4315Bobbi ChavilleSenior Director, Investor Relations(925) 965-4289bobbi.chaville@ros.com SOURCE Ross Stores, Inc.